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From: Ed Carp <>
To: Dave Horsfall <>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Happy birthday, 386BSD!
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:13:35 -0700 (MST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1907140008320.2131@seddev1> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, 13 Jul 2019, space aliens made Dave Horsfall write:

> 386BSD was released on this day in 1992, when William and Lynne Jolitz 
> started the Open Source movement; well, that's what my notes say, and

Not really. Bill and Lynne kept very tight control over releases - the 
word "open" didn't really apply to 386BSD, and there were many Open Source 
projects well under way before 386BSD was even conceived.

Under Linux, the process was a lot more "open", even democratic. One of 
the reasons I abandoned 386BSD early on and started working on Linux was 
because I (as well as many others) were very frustrated at the complete 
contol the Jolitz's exercised over 386BSD, and limited releases to one 
every six months - much slower than was generally considered to be 
acceptable for the long list of bugs and fixes in the pipeline.

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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-14  5:56 Dave Horsfall
2019-07-14  6:01 ` Larry McVoy
2019-07-14  7:15   ` Ed Carp
2019-07-14  8:14     ` Jason Stevens
2019-07-14  6:15 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2019-07-14  6:23   ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2019-07-17  0:38     ` Jason Stevens
2019-07-14  6:53 ` Jason Stevens
2019-07-14  8:17   ` [TUHS] Thanks for Virtuallyfun! (was Re: Happy birthday, 386BSD!) Michael Huff
2019-07-14  9:07     ` Jason Stevens
2019-07-14 17:47       ` Adam Thornton
2019-07-15  1:54         ` Jason Stevens
2019-07-14  7:13 ` Ed Carp [this message]
2019-07-14 12:52   ` [TUHS] Happy birthday, 386BSD! Theodore Ts'o

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